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Mod Sélection's Brent Hocking on Launching Mod Sélection Champagne

9 days ago   |   By Elite Traveler

Wine and spirits aficionado, Brent Hocking, got his name in the industry when he left the financial world in pursuit of a career in spirits. In 2006, he founded DeLeón Tequila (later selling the brand to Diageo and Sean “Diddy” Combs) and Virginia Black Whiskey with rapper Drake in 2016. This year, he launched his first-ever champagne: Mod Sélection Réserve and Rosé, also in partnership with Drake. The entrepreneur speaks to Elite Traveler about the nuances of the spirits world versus the champagne world, his specific genre of luxury spirits and the trends defining the industry.
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